Holland Science Network 2019

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This April Dutch & Chinese academics gathered during the annual meet-up of the Holland Science Network (HSN). The participants exchanged their views on strategies to enhance Sino-Dutch knowledge sharing, intercountry exchange of researchers and professors, and collaborative research. The goal of the HSN is to stimulate progress in technological innovation for both countries. If you’re interested you can reach out …

China Shanghai International Technology Fair (CSITF)

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About the  CSITF The China Shanghai International Technology Fair (CSITF), which will take place from April 20 to 22, is the most important national technology fair in China. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), and Shanghai Municipality jointly organise this fair. Last year, Minister Wan Gang from MOST, Vice-Minister Fang Aiqing from MOFCOM, …

Cystic fibrosis links to diabetes

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Researchers from Hong Kong, Chengdu, Beijing and Tokyo recently reported a functional link between diabetes and cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis occurs when mutations in the CFTR gene hamper the function of the Cystic Fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. This leads to a “tough mucus” secretion in the lungs, and its most acute symptoms are therefore shortness of breath. Indigestion is also …

Airbus and COMAC cooperate on sustainable air transport

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On Friday February 21st, Airbus and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced both aircraft manufacturers will collaborate on sustainable growth in air transport. The scope of their collaboration will however extend beyond the aircraft itself. Under the Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Günter Butschek, Airbus Chief Operating Officer and He Dongfeng, President of COMAC, they will “share best practices …

R&D Cooperation between European companies and universities in China

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‘R&D Cooperation between European companies and Universities in China’, that was the title of a fully booked workshop organized this morning by the European Chamber R&D Forum in Shanghai. The speakers presented an interesting mix of research on R&D cooperation and actual examples of past and on-going projects between multinational companies and Chinese universities. Dr. Ulrike Tagscherer, Fraunhofer Institute for …

TU Delft opens second research branch for LED technology in China

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On Friday 15 November, Dirk Jan van den Berg, President of the Executive Board of TU Delft, and Fei Gaoyun, mayor of the city of Changzhou in China, signed an agreement establishing a joint research institute in the field of LED lighting. The signing took place in Beijing during a visit by, among others, Prime Minister Rutte and representatives of …

Holland Science Lecture on Trends in Internationalisation in Higher Education in Europe and Amsterdam

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On September 27th, Dutch and Chinese university representatives attended the second Holland Science Lecture in Beijing. The event was organised by NOST in Beijing and the Sino-Dutch Researchers Network. Kees Kouwenaar, a Dutch expert in international cooperation in Higher Education was invited to speak about his experiences in this field. The event attracted researchers, with close links with the Netherlands,mainly …

Zhongguancun: an international High-Tech hub

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The Washington Post posted an interesting article about Zhongguancun, the High-Tech hub in Beijing. We hereby share the article with courtesy to The Washington Post. The number of technical staff working in Zhongguancun Science Park reached 402,000 last year as investment in high-tech sectors hit 91.8 billion yuan ($15 billion) in 2012, according to the latest Zhongguancun Index released in …

ASTRI: ‘developing high impact technologies to enhance Hong Kong’s economy’

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Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) organized the 2013 Industry and University Consultation Forum (IUCF) Hong Kong on October 8. ASTRI was founded by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in 2000. It is the biggest of the five R&D centres set up by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the HKSAR government …

Chinese company ZTE again ranks #1 in PCT patents filings

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Chinese telecom giant ZTE is again the company that is globally applying for the most patent cooperation treaty (PCT) patents, according to the statistics of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Another well-known Chinese multinational is ranking 4th in WIPO’s list, namely Huawei. The first Dutch company in the PCT ranking is Philips. Philips with its 9th place is contributing …